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Restoring Paradise in the Pacific

Pacific islands are under siege by invasive species, carelessly and un-naturally introduced by humans, and which are causing devastating problems for nature and people.

Support BirdLife in creating a Pacific sanctuary

We estimate there are less than 150 Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove remaining in the world. This project has more than doubled the safe habitat available for them.

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 09:27

Largest conservation project ever in French Polynesia hits historic milestone. The Acteon & Gambier island restoration operation makes an unprecedented contribution to saving one of our world’s rarest birds and a number of other endangered species from extinction.

Pacific French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species

Scientists prove EU bird laws save threatened species

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 16:52

But there are some avian populations that continue to decline despite protection measures. Here's why.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock © Maxime Dechelle

Protecting birds in ‘tropical’ Europe

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:46

The EU’s environment laws do not extend to its Member States’ overseas entities. This leaves it up to NGOs to save their globally threatened endemic species.

Europe and Central Asia French Guiana Preventing Extinctions

10 reasons to get your children out to a Spring Alive event. Photo: Kamila Nienałtowska

10 reasons for your child to celebrate spring with Spring Alive

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:40

It is Spring Alive’s anniversary, so we celebrate 10 big years of this amazing movement by giving 10 big reasons to celebrate the arrival of spring with migratory birds.

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Paraguayan forest finally gets protection

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 14:32

Guyra Paraguay has donated 500 ha of land within the San Rafael National Park to the Paraguayan Government.

Americas Paraguay Forests of Hope - Americas

Steller's Eider caught in a gillnet off Estonia. Photo: Markus Vetemaa

Great news for Pacific seabirds and marine mammals as Russia bans driftnet fishery

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00

This is great news for a region which BirdLife recently highlighted as killing an estimated 140,000 seabirds each year. However, bycatch in gillnet fisheries is a huge global problem that we are not shying away from. Read on to find out more about this problem and how we are solving it.

Europe and Central Asia Russia Marine

The fifth report from the islands in our extensive Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation. Anthony & Heimana (locals from Tureia) rolling up the prickly invasive plant, Lantana. Photo: Steve Cranwell; BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #5 - all just beaches and coconuts?

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 14:29

Even if an island is not inhabited anymore, the legacy of negative human impact on an environment requires real determination and effort to fix and restore.

Pacific French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species

Protection for key nature sites in the Bahamas

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 10:35

Five new National Parks totally 8,500 hectares have been established on San Salvador island in the Bahamas

Americas Bahamas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Superabundant bird decline mirrors Passenger Pigeon

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 21:05

One of Eurasia’s most abundant bird species has declined by 90% and retracted its range by 5000 km since 1980 a new study shows.

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways